STARS Application

2019 STARS Application

The STARS program provides housing support that makes it easier for College of Engineering undergraduates to work alongside College of Engineering faculty over the summer, performing research to create solutions to some of society’s most challenging problems.

College of Engineering undergraduates engaged in a faculty-mentored, full-time research experience during the summer may apply for the STARS program. To be eligible, students may:

  1. Receive research funding through the UROP program.
  2. Be hired into a paid research position from a College of Engineering faculty member. The position must be for at least 35 hours per week for 12 weeks.

STARS participants are not eligible to take summer courses. STARS participants receive 14 weeks of housing in a Boston University residence hall OR up to $3,725 towards 3.5 months of off-campus housing rent (reimbursement is for actual cost of housing, documentation is required). Students whose permanent residence is within commuting distance to BU may not qualify for the housing support provided by STARS. Students may also apply to the Distinguished Summer Research Fellowship Program but may only participate in a single program.

Students should complete this form only after consulting with their faculty mentor. Applications are due by March 4, 2019.

The STARS application deadline has passed.